ERIC Number: EJ777078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 24
Changing the Odds
Neuman, Susan B.
Educational Leadership, v65 n2 p16-21 Oct 2007
Research in the neurobiological, behavioral, and social sciences has dramatically increased our capacity to provide effective intervention for economically disadvantaged children. According to Neuman, however, U.S. policymakers have made little use of this body of research to improve the prospects of children at risk. This article discusses seven essential conditions for effective early interventions: targeting services to the most vulnerable children; providing intervention at the right developmental time; providing intensive (regular, frequent, and focused) services; having a highly qualified staff; providing coordinated, comprehensive support including health screening and family education; providing compensatory instructional benefits; and establishing program accountability.
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Social Sciences, Accountability, Early Intervention, At Risk Persons, Child Development, Family Programs, Health Promotion, Professional Training, Staff Development, Holistic Approach, Poverty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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